High quality traditional craft of lacquerware since 1661
Zohiko is a reputable lacquerware specialty store established in 1661. The rich history of the shop earned their trust in providing beautiful high-quality products that most people consider as Kyoto-style lacquerware. The line-up of products in the store is just absolutely gorgeous, and it’s worth checking out. Pay attention to the skills of the craftsmen through these pieces. In front of the store, you can see the unpainted wood pieces, a source of material in which lacquerware is made out of. You can get a deeper understanding of the efforts it takes for each piece to be made.
Check out the beautiful art painted on some of the pieces. There are classical Japanese prints to elephant motif that represents part of the shop’s name, “zo”. Some pieces use the “maki-e” technique that results in powdered gold or silver on top of lacquer-drawn patterns. The high-quality wood and lacquer gives these products incredible durability and beauty. See how light-weight they are in-person, you will be amazed at these beautiful pieces.